Gilbert TRAINEE IMMIGRATION ADVISER “I’ve never come across an area where criminal activity is so rife.” Those were the words of John Tuckett, the Immigration Services Commissioner, in August of this year when describing the world of immigration legal advice. In truth, he was commenting on an epidemic of unregulated bogus providers of immigration legal… Continue reading Immigration Advisers – A Dying Breed?
Gilbert TRAINEE IMMIGRATION ADVISER As we enter Suella Braverman’s third week at Home Office since she replaced Priti Patel in the first week of September, the new Home Secretary will doubtless have been fully aware of the department’s myriad of problems. One of the most pressing ones is the growing backlog of pending applications for… Continue reading The Backlog in the Immigration System: What is Happening, Why it Happened, and How You Fix It
Gilbert TRAINEE IMMIGRATION ADVISER This past week saw an important change of the guard at the Home Office. Priti Patel, who had served as Home Secretary since June 2019, announced her decision to step down on Monday (5 September), in a letter addressed to outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson, whom himself resigned the next day… Continue reading What is Priti Patel’s Legacy as Home Secretary?
Gilbert TRAINEE IMMIGRATION ADVISER Both the war in Ukraine and the UK government’s controversial plan to relocate asylum seekers to Rwanda have brought asylum and Refugees to the forefront of political discourse in the UK. The word ‘Refugee’ is often used as an umbrella term for people fleeing violence and seeking asylum, however many of… Continue reading Refugee Status vs Humanitarian Protection
Gilbert TRAINEE IMMIGRATION ADVISER On 22 August 2022, the UK government launched a new visa system that provides fast-growing businesses with a quick and easy route to accessing highly skilled individuals from across the globe and bringing them to the UK. The Scale-Up Visa allows businesses demonstrating impressive growth to employ highly skilled individuals who… Continue reading Everything you need to know about the new Scale-Up Visa
Gilbert TRAINEE IMMIGRATION ADVISER If you have ever felt guilty at having to throw away fruit and veg because you forgot to eat it before its use by date, then it turns out you have more in common with the British agricultural sector than you may have realised. On Monday 16 August 2022, a report… Continue reading Labour shortages on UK farms: What is the solution?
Atef Elmarakby IMMIGRATION LAW SPECIALIST Following Brexit, many businesses in the UK are have been racing to obtain a Home Office (HO) approved Sponsor Licence (SL) enable them to hire talent from across the world to respond to the UK acute job shortage. SL is the special permission or stamp of trust given… Continue reading 8 Mistakes to avoid when applying for a UK Sponsorship Licence
Gilbert TRAINEE IMMIGRATION ADVISER The UK government is scrapping the scheme that required certain foreign nationals in the UK for more than 6 months to register with the police. While this makes life easier for UK visa holders, it is likely that the Home Office has already given their information to the police, due to… Continue reading Police Registration is abolished
Fazle SENIOR IMMIGRATION CONSULTANT The Graduate Route – the Home Office first-ever entirely digital evidence-free visa application The long-awaited Graduate route visa has been introduced for the UK graduate from 1 July 2021 which is the first-ever entirely digital application that does not require evidence if the applicant has a Biometric Resident Card or Permit.… Continue reading The Graduate Route
Veronia TRAINEE IMMIGRATION ADVISER Our GOOD ADVICE UK Business Team has assisted more than 500 entrepreneurs throughout the years to come to the UK and start their businesses. In addition, we have also assisted more than 400 Sole Representatives of Overseas Businesses to bring their innovative products and services to the UK market. Since… Continue reading EU Settlement Scheme Challenges